A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to host a wedding shower for some good friends of ours. This couple have each spent time in a number of different countries, so we thought it would be fun to highlight that aspect of their relationship by incorporating maps and flags and foods from around the world into the night.
(2) My friend Katie made this amazing cake for the event! She used map paper as the background for the cake topper and incorporated the 'g' and 'e' style from the invitations as well. Katie never ceases to impress me with her cakes! And they always taste as good as they look!
(3) We had people bring foods that represented other countries and made little flags to stand beside each dish. Side note: I'm bummed that the coloring of the photo is not that great - still working on how to get decent pictures in the evening. Suggestions welcome.
(4) We rented champagne flutes from a nearby rental company so that everyone would have a proper glass to toast the wonderful couple (for some reason I really get a kick out of drinking something from the proper glass). I made little glass markers so there would be no confusion about where guests set their flute.
This cultural celebration was a group effort, and I think it turned out perfectly. Thanks to all who helped!